Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cute Bird End Table

I love all the decorative hand painted furniture I see on blogland lately.  These people have some serious TALENT!    I thought to myself.... "I  can do this!"  I didn't want to dive in a huge piece and screw it up chance having to repaint it due to my not so steady hand. I searched for some images online, and settled on a small pair of birds. I mixed up some homemade chalk paint in a light blue and painted the piece is two coats. Then I got to work with the image.  That looked easy enough......

Here is the  BEFORE:

She was quite scuffed up and I had nothing to lose right? Okay so here she is....

Okay so she isn't the grandest in blogland but I thing she turned out pretty cute for my first try!   I definitely think that I will try again with some decorative painting!
What do you think? Go easy on me! ;) lol

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lovely in Lilac

I never thought I would be scared of color. I mean who doesn't love bold statement pieces?
But when a customer wanted a HUGE china cabinet in her dining room painted LILAC,  I'll have to admit,..... I kinda freaked. I was scared it would look like a big BARNEY in her room!
BOY WAS I WRONG. This piece turned out so stunning that I will never again questions a bold color choice. EVER. I am glad we decided to go way darker purple inside. It really set the piece off. See for yourself...

BEFORE: (I apologize in advance for the  horrible picture quality)


She is actually S T U N N I N G!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beautifying a Buffet!

I love it when clients love their pieces and come back for more! My fabulous client Rachel, was on the lookout for a buffet that I could paint to match her dining set that I painted for her last year.
I found this drab dark dresser/buffet and knew it would be perfect. I painted her up in Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint same as her table and re stained the top in Ebony. I think she turned out fabulous....



 Thank You Rachel!